[aprssig] Standard PL Tone for 144.39
bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Jun 3 08:24:42 CDT 2007
Putting the recommended voice repeater object in every digi's BText:
> Every APRS digi? I don't think extremely
> high digis should send object packets for
> repeaters - often they have better coverage
> than the voice repeaters (at least in
> this area). Local digi? Fine - send the object.
Agree completely. But then again, often those very high sites may also have a very high voice repeater with fantastic coverage that travelers use.
One thing to remember is that the useable range of a voice repeater on a mountain top is about twice the usable range of a digi at the same location (which is four times less in area covered)... This is because packet requires at least 6 dB more signal for a reliable decode than voice does. And 6 dB is half the range...
So the digi would not be over-advertising in this case.
I agree, that we do not want over-advertising of these voice repeater objects. So each case has to be considered as you suggest.
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